The existence of notable African-American supermodel could hardly be discerned, yet Tyra Banks has proven herself to earn the title properly alongside Naomi Campbell. Pursuing modeling career at a young age, she built up her own way with determination and persistence, striving to be the world's prominent supermodel of the 90s. In spite of living in glamorous world, she remains as a genuine person who possesses inner beauty within her so that Jim Paratore, president of Television Productions gave his honor and adoration. "Tyra really emerged as a role model for the next generation of young women," He praised, "She has a feel for this generation of women."
Born on December 4, 1973, in Los Angeles, California, Tyra Lynne Banks used to be a tall skinny awkward little girl who often being teased by her older brother, Devin, and her classmates. Taking decision to fix her emaciated body, she made a successful effort to develop her frame in a better shape. Her attempts to be a model then barely ran smoothly since she was rejected by four modeling agencies, claiming she did not possess photogenic look. However, she kept going on and finally was offered to sign up with Elite agency at age 17 even though it meant that she had to give up continuing her study at Loyola Marymount University.